JE Arrested Accepting Bribe In Poonch: ACB

Jammu, June 11: Anti-Corruption Bureau on Friday said to have trapped and arrested a Junior Engineer of Rural Development Department for accepting bribe in Poonch. 

“Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging therein that Mohammad Rahid Malik, presently posted as Junior Engineer in Block Sathra, Poonch demanded a bribe of Rs. 12000 for releasing payment for construction of drain in favour of complainant and 05 other NREGA card holders,” a spokesman of the ACB said.

The complainant alleged that he approached Block Development Officer and Assistant Commissioner Development, Poonch for redressal of complaint, but no action was taken by them.

On receipt of the complaint, the ACB said a case (FIR No.02 of 2021), under section 7 Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was registered in Police Station ACB Rajouri and investigation was taken up.

“A trap team was constituted. The trap team laid a successful trap and caught Mohd Rahid Malik alias Jannu of Mandi Kalani, Tehsil Mandi District Poonch, presently posted as Junior Engineer in Block Sathra, Poonch, red handed while demanding and accepting the bribe from the complainant,” the ACB said.

The amount of bribe to the tune of Rs. 6000 was also recovered on the spot, the ACB said.

“He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team. After the arrest searches were also conducted in the premises of the accused,” the ACB said, adding, “Further investigation is in progress.” gns

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